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An arrhythmia is a problem with the speed or rhythm of the heartbeat. During an arrhythmia, the heart can beat too fast, too slow, or with an irregular rhythm. A heartbeat that is too fast is called tachycardia. A heartbeat that is too slow is called bradycardia. Most arrhythmias are harmless, but some can be serious or even life threatening. When the heart rate is too slow, too fast, or irregular, the heart may not be able to pump enough blood to the body. Lack of blood flow can damage the brain, heart, and other organs.
UIC scientists discover way to generate heart cells for research on causes of AFib

UIC scientists discover way to generate heart cells for research on causes of AFib

Noise annoyance associated with increased risk of atrial fibrillation

Noise annoyance associated with increased risk of atrial fibrillation

Natural substances in Chinese medicinal plant can trigger heart arrhythmias

Natural substances in Chinese medicinal plant can trigger heart arrhythmias

New optogenetic tools show promise in treating cardiovascular, neuropsychiatric disorders

New optogenetic tools show promise in treating cardiovascular, neuropsychiatric disorders

Researchers design creative new approach to regenerate injured hearts

Researchers design creative new approach to regenerate injured hearts

Bob and Corrine Frick's gift helps establish first center for heart failure and arrhythmia

Bob and Corrine Frick's gift helps establish first center for heart failure and arrhythmia

Researchers untap potential of wearable sensors and AI technologies to predict biological age

Researchers untap potential of wearable sensors and AI technologies to predict biological age

Depression may be linked to increased risk of atrial fibrillation

Depression may be linked to increased risk of atrial fibrillation

Researchers find the heart to be capable of arrhythmia termination after local gene therapy

Researchers find the heart to be capable of arrhythmia termination after local gene therapy

Atrial fibrillation patients could reduce risk of dementia by taking stroke prevention drugs

Atrial fibrillation patients could reduce risk of dementia by taking stroke prevention drugs

Researchers develop new algorithm to make CPR more effective

Researchers develop new algorithm to make CPR more effective

Biosense Webster enrolls and treats first AF patient in clinical study of new RF balloon catheter

Biosense Webster enrolls and treats first AF patient in clinical study of new RF balloon catheter

U.S. IDE study of THERMOCOOL SMARTTOUCH SF Catheter completes patient enrollment

U.S. IDE study of THERMOCOOL SMARTTOUCH SF Catheter completes patient enrollment

Telemonitoring benefits remain unclear for patients with cardiac disorders

Telemonitoring benefits remain unclear for patients with cardiac disorders

Wearable defibrillator reduces overall mortality, but not sudden cardiac death

Wearable defibrillator reduces overall mortality, but not sudden cardiac death

Researchers develop algorithm to guide effective cardiopulmonary resuscitation

Researchers develop algorithm to guide effective cardiopulmonary resuscitation

Exercise may reduce potential effectiveness of heart drug

Exercise may reduce potential effectiveness of heart drug

Football linked to changes in cardiac structure and greater risk of heart rhythm disorders

Football linked to changes in cardiac structure and greater risk of heart rhythm disorders

New biomarker may indicate success of popular treatment for atrial fibrillation

New biomarker may indicate success of popular treatment for atrial fibrillation

Study reveals rising burden of atrial fibrillation among Asian patients

Study reveals rising burden of atrial fibrillation among Asian patients